Assess the view that the growth of family diversity has led to the decline of the traditional nuclear family- this is a 24 mark/

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Assess the view that the growth of family diversity has led to the decline of the traditional nuclear family- this is a 24 mark/

Cohabitation is an arrangement where two people who are not married live together in an intimate relationship, usually an emotionally and/or sexually intimate one, on a long term or permanent one. Before 1970, cohabitation was illegal in certain countries, like America. But due to a change in the law, Cohbitation is now a common way of living, all over the world. As well as sex/birth outside of marriage, leaving at least 50% to 60% of couples cohabitating, this started in the late 1990s. This lead to the decline of traditional nuclear families as people want to live in companionship because nearly half the
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Teenage abortion rates are currently at their highest rate since legalisation in 1968. Although the number of conceptions are falling the proportion ending in abortion has increased over the last ten years. This rise in teen parents therefore affects family diversity as, usually the young people are not married, and so they are not a traditional nuclear family. Furthermore, young love or first sexual

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